Tough choices will have to be made tonight thanks to the fact that for the first time in a while, all five of the main networks have original programming on at both 8PM and 9PM. Here’s the breakdown of who’s showing what:
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:
GOSSIP GIRL (8PM CW, A Channel in Canada)
As Blair once again proves why she’ll never be the teacher’s pet, Chuck wakes up in a hotel room with no memory of the previous night’s events. Who does he call for help in piecing things together? Why, Nate and Vanessa, of course. It ain’t like they’ve got anything else to do like, say, take part in a plot that revolves around them.
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8PM CBS, CTV in Canada)
Life lesson Penny really should have learned by now: When times get help, don’t turn to Sheldon. He can only make matters worse.
CHUCK (8PM NBC, CityTV in Canada)
Are we watching? Absolutely. Are we bitter that this TV Addict’s Canadian Broadcaster CityTV completely dropped the ball by failing to ensure 3D glasses were available to Canadian CHUCK fans? You betcha!
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (8:30PM CBS, E! in Canada)
The clock is ticking down for Robin, who has to get a job or be sent packing. Fortunately, Barney is willing to lend a helping hand… and surely nothing could go wrong with that scenario, right?
24 (9PM FOX, Global in Canada)
Dubaku sets his sights on sending another powerful message as Jack and his band of misfits try to prevent things from getting any worse. All we wanna know is when Janis and Chloe will finally cross paths. Let’s face it… that’s where the real suspense lies!
HEROES (9PM NBC, 10PM Global in Canada)
This cycle is gonna be great! No, seriously, they promise! Sure, they said that about Villains, but if you just give ’em one more chance… yeah, um, we’re going to give this show one more shot. And only because DAMAGES’ Zeljko Ivanek is guest starring.
NEW & NOTABLE:
THE BACHELOR (8PM ABC)
I’m amazed that ABC is continuing to push two hours of this a week, but hey, it makes for a nice block of programming that I don’t have to tape each week. For those watching, the five remaining gals head to Jason’s hometown, Seattle for a series of dates that will no doubt end with making out. Catty things will be said. Roses will be handed out. Someone will be disappointed. And in the end, we’ll all feel a little dirtier.
ONE TREE HILL (9PM CW, SunTV in Canada)
Okay, yes, I was wrong in predicting that Lucas would wind up in the director’s chair where his movie is concerned. (Although I’ll bet my entire financial portfolio — comprised mainly of Lehman Brothers stock — that he’ll end up there before this film is done!)
TWO AND A HALF MEN (8PM ABC)
Tonight’s biggest mystery? What the hilarious title — “David Copperfield Slipped Me A Roofie” — has to do with the plot, which finds Alan moving in with her and her mom.
KYLE XY (9PM ABC Family)
After a few drinks, Kyle starts showing off his abilities in a way too public way. In other plot developments… oh, who cares. The show’s been cancelled, and I’ll bet it’ll end with a cliffhanger.
WORST WEEK (9:30PM CBS)
Show & Tell could get a whole lot more interesting when Sam and Mel’s nephew snaps a pic of them making the beast with two backs… and plans on sharing it with is class.
TRUE BEAUTY (10PM ABC)
Confession time: The thought of pretty people forced to rough it amuses me.
CSI: MIAMI (10PM CBS)
Khandi Alexander’s Alexx returns when members of her former team are placed on a killer’s hit list.
MEDIUM (10PM NBC)
It’s rare that a show gets into its fifth season without me having checked it out, but I’ll confess to having no interest whatsoever. For one thing, the episode descriptions often annoy me. For example, tonight’s says, “Allison’s insights about her friend’s former husband and current spouse take the case in unforeseen directions.” Okay, the chick is a medium. It says so right there in the title. So how can there be unforeseen anything? I’m just sayin’.